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Congratulations to Nick Merrill for completing his Master’s degree!

May 7th, 2020

Congratulations to Nick Merrill for successfully defending his Master’s thesis titled “Modified Kernel Principal Component Analysis and Autoencoder Approaches to Unsupervised Anomaly Detection” and starting work as a researcher for Systems Technology & Research!

Introducing ASIMcar!

February 14, 2020

ASIMcar is a small-scale platform for Connected Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) research that outperforms currently available commercial options in several important benchmarks. The platform is built around a Radio-Control (RC) car utilizing high-performance brushless DC motors, expanding the possibilities for higher speed research applications. Furthermore, it is equipped with a robust sensor suite and features a state-of-the-art embedded GPU unit for onboard computation, allowing for real-time control over a wide range of challenging operations. You can learn more about ASIMcar in the paper that we published here.

Dr. Eskandarian delivered invited talks on the subject of Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Driving and Safety

February 10, 2020

Dr. Eskandarian has delivered several invited talks as a distinguished speaker on the subject of Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Driving and Safety:
  1. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Troy, NY, Febraury 2020.
  2. University of Texas, Dallas, TX, October 2019.
  3. University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN, April 2019.
  4. State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, March 2019.
  5. Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, November 2018.
  6. Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, October 2018.
  7. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, October 2018.
  8. University of California San Diego (UCSD), San Diego, CA, May 2016.
  9. University of Central Florida (UCF), Orlando, FL, April 2016.
  10. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, April 2016.

Select other recent invited and keynote talks:

  1. Eskandarian, A., (Invited Speaker & Panelist), “Advances, Benefits, and Challenges in Connectivity for Autonomous Driving,” The 2nd ITSS-ITE Symposium, IEEE ITSC’19, Auckland, New Zealand, Oct 29, 2019.
  2. Eskandarian, A., “ADAS for Occupant Protection: Progressing from Crashworthiness to Crash Avoidance and Autonomy”, TRB, ANB45, P19-21259, Session: The Impact of Advanced Driver Assist Systems on Occupant Safety, Washington DC, January 2019.
  3. Eskandarian, A., (Invited Keynote Speaker), “Advances in Vehicle Safety and Mobility Leading to Autonomous Driving”, Daegu International Future Auto Expo 2018, Korea, Nov. 1, 2018.
  4. Eskandarian, A., (Invited Keynote Speaker), “Safety, Mobility, and Connectivity to Autonomous Vehicles”, FISITA 2018, Sponsored by SAE India, Chennai, India, Oct.3, 2018.
  5. Eskandarian, A., (Invited Speaker), “A Critical Perspective on Vehicle Safety and Mobility in the Era of Autonomy”, PAMS (Pangyo Autonomous Motor Show) 2017 Session on Global trend and core technologies of Autonomous vehicles, Pangyo, Korea, Nov. 16, 2017.
  6. Eskandarian, A., (Invited Speaker for Outstanding Research Award in ITS by IEEE ITS Society), “A perspective on safety and mobility”, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conf., Yokohoma, Japan, Oct. 16-19, 2017.
Dr. Eskandarian became the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)!

January 1, 2019

Starting January 2019, Dr. Azim Eskandarian will serve as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), the highest Impact Factor journal in intelligent transportation systems and among the highest quality journals in the transportation engineering field.

Members of the ASIM Lab presented their most recent achievements at the 2017 Dynamic Systems and Controls Conference

October 16, 2017

Yuan Lin and Srivatsan Sridhar presented their papers at the 2017 DSCC conference. Yuan’s paper, “Experimental Evaluation of Different Controllers for Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control” investigates the effect of using different controllers for the CACC system using a mobile robot testbed, and Srivatsan’s paper, “Visual Object Tracking on the Inverse Perspective Map for Autonomous Vehicles” explores a novel method for object localization using image from a single camera mounted on an autonomous vehicle. Members of the ASIM lab and the Department of Mechanical Engineering had the pleasure of helping host the event.

The 2017 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference was held on Oct 10 – 13 in Tysons, VA.

Congratulations to Srivatsan Sridhar for completing his Master’s degree!

September 14, 2017

Congratulations to Srivatsan Sridhar for successfully defending his Master’s thesis titled “Cooperative Perception in Autonomous Ground Vehicles using a Mobile Robot Testbed” and starting work on autonomous vehicles at Qualcomm R&D!